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3 Yoga Retreats
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By Abigail Pyke

The traditional Greek white-washed interiors at Itha108. Photo via Itha108.

Itha108, Ithaca, Greece

Given the choice between luxury suites with views across the Ionian sea towards Kefalonia, or airy Mongolian yurts, we couldn’t possibly decide. Itha108 is a retreat that we’ve had at the tops of our lists for a while, and the accommodations are exactly what you’d hope for from this beautiful space.

Ithaca is considered by some to be the most beautiful of the Greek islands. One of the many Ionian islands, Ithaca, or Ithaki in Greek, is perhaps best known in literature and mythology as the island Odysseus spent ten years returning to after the Trojan war.

Naturally, we expect your own odyssey at the retreat to be less trouble-filled, and instead you’ll be met with stunning views, contemporary Greek food, and a selection of retreats to choose from.

What to wear: Take in the warm sea breeze in our Emma Mini Short and Jade Crop Top.

Yoga at the Haawa Mahal, photo via Ananda Spa.

Ananda Spa, Himalayas, Northern India

This palace-turned-spa takes ancient Indian healing to a new luxe level. Offering retreats like Ayurvedic Rejuvenation or Yogic Detox, this is the place to listen to your needs, and create a bespoke experience centered around mind and body.

Situated high in the mountains (3000 feet, to be exact), the rooms offered in this luxury spa may seem pared-back, but the key is the sweeping views, transporting you to another place, and effectively expanding the confines of your suite to the beautiful surroundings.

What to wear: Ananda provides you with pyjamas to wear throughout your stay, but while lounging in your room, we highly recommend our Bertille Merino Trousers and our Adele Bralette.

The view over the chateau and lake, photo via Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, this famous hotel in Banff National Park is a luxury escape from the busy world you’re used to. Overlooking pristine Lake Louise, this historic castle boasts picture perfect visits year round, from warmer waters for canoeing in summer, to snowshoeing across the glistening frozen lake in the winter.

There’s no better place to breathe in fresh mountain air and take advantage of one of their short retreats, perfect for a weekend getaway as part of a bigger trip through the national park. The luxurious hotel offers restorative, immersive programs intended to remove you far from your daily life, and into a world most only dream of.

What to wear: Air can stay quite brisk even in the summertime on the Lake, so we recommend our full-length Perform Legging and Jade Tank Top for a little more coverage.